June 26, 2012 Kensington and Chelsea Today
Two young entrepreneurs, Jo Hawtree and Emily Ellen Dell, whose business ideas have won them trading pitches on the world famous Portobello Market are preparing for their first day’s trading on Saturday 30 June.
Jo, who is starting a men’s fashion label called `Gunsmoke & Lavender’, and Emily Ellen, who will sell bespoke art on canvas under the name `Girl on a Swing’, won six months rent-free market stall space after been named winners of the Market Enterprise Launch Pad (MELP) last December. In addition to the trading pitch the pair also won £1,000 each in start-up funds and a support package from the Prince’s Trust.
Emily Ellen said: “Time seems to be running away but I’m confident that it will all come together. With the help of the Council’s Education Business Partnership team I was able to hold my first art exhibition at the Louise Blouin Foundation and got some great feedback.
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